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2023 Preceptor of the Year - Lauren Simon, MD

Congratulations to Lauren Simon, MD, MPH on being awarded 2023 Preceptor of the year. The Foundation Preceptor of the Year award honors family physicians who precept and mentor our future generations. Dr. Simon is the immediate Past- President of the California Academy of Family Physicians. She is a prior recipient of the CAFP Barbara Harris […]

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CAFP Board Approves Updated Resolutions

While the majority of resolutions are submitted at the AMAM,  members can submit a resolution for consideration by the Board at any time during the year.  All resolutions/policy proposals submitted to the Board of Directors after the deadline for receipt of resolutions at the AMAM and prior to the next meeting of the AMAM will […]

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POP! Family Medicine Residency Fair August 26th

Don't Miss a Chance to Meet with 52 progams! Are you or someone you know shopping around for residency programs? Then meet us in Orange County August 26th for the POP! Family Medicine Residency Fair. This is a can’t miss event for connecting with program reps, learning more about interviews and the application process, residency […]

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Family Medicine, CAFP and Me. And You Too.

By Bright Zhou, MD Family Medicine Resident, Stanford Health Care, O’Connor Family Medicine Residency This August, as I start my last year of residency, I’m reflecting on how CAFP has been my home base for mentorship and networking within Family Medicine. Starting with my first Resident and Student Council meeting, I was struck by CAFP’s […]

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Dr. David Bazzo Awarded the 2023 Family Physician of the Year Award

The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) is proud to announce David Bazzo, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM was selected as the 2023 Family Physician of the Year.CAFP presents this prestigious award to an individual who exhibits the finest qualities of family physicians, and who goes above and beyond in service to patients, community, and colleagues. Dr. […]

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3 Weeks Until POP! Don't Miss the Biggest Event of the Year

The countdown is on. We know there is nothing like personal interaction and conversation to feed our soul. Our ability to be in close proximity to so many of "our people" - colleagues, friends, team members - is a gift that doesn't come along often enough. When it does - like at this year's Family […]

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POP! Featured Sessions: Women's Health

The landscape of gender and reproductive health is changing daily. Come to Family Medicine POP! to keep up with what’s happening in California, where reproductive and gender justice are state funded! Don't miss these three sessions on Saturday, August 26th: Gender Expansive Care for Family Physicians Speaker: Susan Long, MD Medication Abortion Updates in an […]

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Now an Enduring Activity in Homeroom: What FPs need to know about Fentanyl and Illicit Drugs

Family Physician Dr. Rebecca Trotzky-Sirr and Sergeant Brian Gunsolley recently discussed how patients are obtaining Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids and how physicians can help their patients recognize and understand the dangers of non-prescribed medication and encourage the use of overdose reversal agents. This essential presentation is now available 24/7 in Homeroom and is approved […]

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AAFP: New Supplement Offers Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations

From AAFP (July 13, 2023): July 13, 2023, News Staff — To help family physicians prepare for National Immunization Awareness Month in August, the Academy has published updated guidance on COVID-19 vaccines in the July/August issue of FPM. The free, online-only supplement features the latest vaccine recommendations, along with tips on communicating the importance of vaccination to patients. The guidance recommends that generally, […]

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